Prime of Life Yoga reflects adaptations recommended for the majority of the US population, which is now in midlife or beyond. In a balanced format of lecture and movement, two health professionals provide an introduction to the Prime of Life Yoga lifestyle program. This year’s lecture topics by David Allen include the brain, heart, and joints as well as longevity. The yoga, taught by Larry Payne, offers a safe, gentle, breath-oriented approach based on the needs of participants and inspired by the teachings of Indian yoga master T.K.V. Desikachar. In addition to the emphasis on breath and movement for general conditioning, focus will be on movement of the spine, with special consideration for lower and upper back problems and chronic knee and hip ailments. The workshop will also include effective stress-reduction practices, advanced breathing methods simplified for all levels, biomechanical reeducation, healthy lifestyle tools, and guided meditation.
Please note: This workshop is not recommended for people with acute back problems. It is also not recommended for those seeking a vigorous yoga workout. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Recommended reading: Feuerstein and Payne, Yoga for Dummies (revised edition) and Payne, et. al, Yoga Rx.